UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the sea dog local near the Portland airport. Pours translucent Amber, minimal head or lacing. Pretty much malt based, toast, light flower hop presence. Slightly sweet that lingers in the Finnish.
cagou007 (1048) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with very tan head. Nose is caramel. Aromas are light citrus and bread. Oily texture, medium carbonation. Where are hoppy aromas expected in a pale ale? Quite disappointing.
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Bulk_Carrier (3882) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy golden orange colored body leaving a thin white head that dissipated within a minute and left a small square bubbly looking head that lasted a good five minutes, didn’t leave any lacing or rings around the glass. No carbonation was seen rising.
The smell had some light hops I thought they were more subdued than most APA’s. There were some light traces of citrus in the smell.
The taste was mainly the malts with the hops and citrus mainly combined and subtly coming back in the taste.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, slightly creamy with average carbonation felt. This was mainly a drinkable beer.
Overall, this was a pretty good brew that I would have again.
Borup (12063) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub in Orlando. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flaovur of hops, fruit and malt.
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. This is a bad EPA - its akin ot wet cardboard - no flavour just a hint of malt.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark’ish golden color, light head, medium lacing. There’s a citrus/tangy taste on the palate. Not at all what I would expect from a pale ale, short finish.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 oz. draft sample. Like most of the Sea Dog brews, this looked great with big long lasting head, good lacing and carbonation. Bready smell. Taste was bread malt with a mild bitterness. Light body, very sessionable. Overall, probably my favorite of the Sea Dog flight.
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Also known as Bangor Pale Ale. Nothing incredible, but I enjoyed it well enough.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Sea Dog, Bangor, ME: I’m quite sure this was listed as "Bangor Pale Ale", so why the same company is also calling it Topsham Pale Ale is beyond me. Crazy Americans. She came a light pumpkin colour with a clingy white head and awesome lacing. I couldn’t pull any aroma at all. Tastes like a hoppy pale ale with straw, white bread and grass notes. Bitter and some spicy white pepper. Sounds better than it tasted, though.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Served in a pint glass, there really wasn’t any head to speak of by the time it made it to the table... just a thin, white film on the beer. Body is a dark orange color, and slightly hazy.
S: A little weak for an APA... some hops and maybe very light traces of citrus.
T: Pretty decent; not the strongest-tasting APA out there, to be sure. Starts off with a bit of a lemon taste to it, then finishes bitter with the hops. But this is light bitterness here, making it easy to drink, but lacking in any real personality.
M: Slightly creamy and medium-bodied, with average carbonation.
D: Not a bad APA, but certainly not a great one. Definitely good enough to have one on a sunny day out on their deck, as it’s quite easy to drink.